2nd Annual Bake Sale For Books

Remember last year when I decided to tackle my bucket list goal of raising $1000 in a school bake sale? Well, I've decided to do it again. It was so much fun last year (as a result of YOUR generosity), and I learned a few things about how to make it run a bit more smoothly, so here we are.

Both Tattered Cover and The Kitchen have agreed to host us again, so now the bake sale is on.

Since I already crossed raising $1000 in a school bake sale off my bucket list, I'm planning to do things a little bit differently this year. The first $500 raised will go toward gift certificates for a group of Morey Middle School students, just like last year. Any money raised beyond $500 will be used to purchase collections of books for babies, to be delivered to a local hospital as gifts for low-income families with newborns. More to come on that front as I work out the details.

So go check out the bake sale! My mile high chocolate pie is in there, along with a handful of other delicious items. If you'd like to offer an item to be added to the sale, let me know!

Happy Monday, folks. Let's do some good.


Happy Friday! Can you believe two weeks of April are already gone? Crazy. I had a bit of a meltdown this week as a result of trying to do everything and see everyone before we move, and I had to put some boundaries in place to protect both my physical and mental health. Turns out three hours of sleep a night is not a good look for me. In other news, I'm gearing up to run the second annual bake sale for books. It'll go live next week, so keep an eye out and let me know if you'd like to contribute some baked goods. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things from The Internet lately - just for you. Enjoy! 

This is such good news for Denver.

Oh dear.

"...it requires the much more radical act of teaching them to question all they have been told about what it means to be a man, and then helping them figure out how to become a good one." Well done, Canadians.  

Happy Outkast Day. 

"If I am not stubborn, life moves forward." Shout out to my friend Jaya for sharing this incredible story.


"Well, birds eat a lot." Neil deGrasse Tyson, talking science and being hilarious.

The Farewell Tour


When Dann and I decided to move to Seattle, we started right away on a list of things we want to do before we leave Denver. Some of them are things we've done before that we want to be sure we do again. Others are things we've never done, like actually riding one of those surreys around City Park. Since I tend to be more successful at accomplishing these kinds of things if I make them public, I'm sharing my list with you. Keep me accountable, okay? 

Dinner at Acorn

Easter sunrise service at Red Rocks

Dinner at Frasca

Hear some jazz at Dazzle

Lunch at Carmine's with my family 

City Park surrey ride

Weekend in Snowmass

Run the Colfax Marathon on a relay team with Kate and Kimbo

Check out Punch Bowl Social

Happy Hour at Vine Street

Denver Cruisers ride with APK


Denver people - what would you add to the list? What are your favorite things about this sunny city? 


Oh hey. Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week. Mine started off a little stressful because I was in the midst of trying to figure out where to live in a city I don't know, but then the sun came out and we found a great spot and ate some delicious food and I had a couple of days to actually relax. Plus the weeks after spring break are some of my favorites as a teacher, so I'm looking forward to what's in store. Dann and I are headed back to Denver tonight, and I'm excited to share our Denver Bucket List with you next week. Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite things from The Internet lately - just for you. Enjoy!

I can't wait for this. May 9, everybody.

Rocket science

"Although they argued that they never intended to hurt the officers, and that the video was protected speech, they were convicted of intimidation, terrorist threats and other charges." - Interesting territory we're in these days.     

You guys. What?

This is fantastic on all counts. Well done, NPR.

I love this post (even if I do look forward to red jelly beans all year long).